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Saibal Roy

Funded Investigator


Prof. Saibal Roy is Research Professor at the Physics Department, University College Cork (UCC) and Head of Group in the Micro-nano-systems Centre of Tyndall National Institute in Cork, Ireland.

He is a Science Foundation Ireland Principal Investigator in the Micropower Systems and Nanomagnetics research area.
He earned his MSc in Physics from the Indian Institute of Technology and received his PhD working on advanced nanostructured materials from IACS in 1994. Since receiving his PhD, his professional experiences include 21 years academic and 3 years industrial research, leading large research groups.
Prof. Roy’s present research interests include the employment of engineered nanostructures for the benefits of micron scale devices from More than Moore (MtM) to beyond Moore (BM) scenario.

Since joining the Tyndall National Institute, Prof. Roy has attracted substantial (ca. €7.5 million) government (SFI, EU, EI, DJEI) and corporate (INTEL, ADI) competitive research grants.

Prof. Roy has been honoured by the president of University College Cork(UCC) for licensing patented technology to Intel. Some of his published work on miniaturized vibrational energy harvesting devices has also featured in: BBC technology news; The Daily Mail; The Sunday Telegraph and on American radio. His micro-fabricated high frequency inductor/transformer work has been described as a global benchmark for integrated magnetics by NXP (Philips).
Prof. Roy has supervised 33 Masters/Bachelors/PhD/Post-doctoral fellows in several disciplines (Electrical Engineering, Microelectronics, Physics, and Materials Chemistry) at University College Cork and at Tyndall National Institute. Many of his students and Postdocs received different national & international awards and currently holding senior positions in industries and in academia.

He held a sabbatical position in 2013 hosted by Electrical Engineering and Materials Science departments at Stanford University. In 2015, Prof. Roy was awarded the prestigious Professor A S Paintal engineering professorship by the Indian National Science Academy (INSA). In 2017, Prof. Roy has been appointed as Research Professor to the Physics Department of University College Cork (UCC)
Prof. Roy has served as a member of several programme committees, chaired sessions and delivered invited talks in many international conferences. To date, he has 3 global patents, written 7 book chapters and published over 175 papers in high impact factor journals and peer-reviewed international conference proceedings with a current h index of 33.


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